Bill Clinton’s Presidential Playlist: The Top 20!

Politics and extramarital affairs aside, if [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bill Clinton[/lastfm] were your neighbor, you would be at his house for barbecues all summer long. There would be the juiciest burgers, coolers full of frosty beer, and an inground pool with an inner tube calling your name.

And when he wasn’t jammin’ out on his saxaphone, his iPod would have a pretty great playlist for you to enjoy.

It’s undeniable. Bill Clinton has embraced music before, during, and after his time in the White House. He helped Rock the Vote, held his “Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball” in 1993, and has been known to hang with some notable music icons… David Bowie and Mick Jagger among them.

Bill even had U2 perform an acoustic set at the 10th Anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation, which has a mission to “alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protect the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and private citizens — leveraging their expertise, resources, and passions — to turn good intentions into measurable results.”

Bill is obviously a music buff, but what would be on his iPod during those memorable summer gatherings on the Clinton Estate? The former President composed a list of his Top 20 Songs, and we have them here for you to check out!

NEXT PAGE Mickey Magnum

Mickey Magnum – “In The Presence Of Jehovah”

NEXT PAGE Miles Davis

Miles Davis – “My Funny Valentine”

NEXT PAGE Nina Simone

Nina Simone – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”

NEXT PAGE John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – “My One And Only Love”


Zoot Sims – “Summertime”

NEXT PAGE Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson – “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”

NEXT PAGE Igor Butman

Igor Butman – “Nostalgie”

NEXT PAGE Judy Collins

Judy Collins – “Chelsea Morning”

NEXT PAGE David Sanborn

David Sanborn – “Harlem Nocturne”

NEXT PAGE Phil Coulter

Phil Coulter – “The Town I Loved So Well”

NEXT PAGE Van Morrison

Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”

NEXT PAGE Carly Simon

Carly Simon – “I Get Along Without You Very Well”

NEXT PAGE Stan Getz with Bahai

Stan Getz with Bahai – “Charlie Byrd”

NEXT PAGE Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

NEXT PAGE Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan – “Angel”

NEXT PAGE Elton John

Elton John – “Philadelphia Freedom”

NEXT PAGE Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson – “A Song For You”


Joan Baez – “Winds Of The Old Days”

NEXT PAGE John Williams

John Williams – “Concierto de Aranjuez”


Art Tatum – “There Will Never Be Another You”

What did you think of former President Bill Clinton’s playlist? Let us know in the comments section below!

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